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First solar-powered dental clinic opens in Vanuatu

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A solar-powered dental clinic is having a successful opening day on the remote Vanuatu island of Aneityum.

A team of volunteers led by senior dental therapist Elizabeth Webb have been making regular visits to the island to provide dental care to the residents, reports Pacific Beat.

With no permanent clinic on the island, the team have had to use local generators to power the heavy equipment they bring with them.

But according to Terry Williams, an electrical engineer and the brains behind the new system, the solar-powered clinic is dramatically lighter and more reliable.